The Struggles Of A New Mom Explained In Hilariously Honest Doodles

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Of course, what they don’t really prepare you for is the extreme sleep deprivation, the explosive poos, and the hours spent just trying to leave the house.

Which is where Scottish illustrator Lucy Scott comes in. She had her first child in 2012 and, despite her extensive pre-baby planning, she admits ‘nothing prepared her for the momentous task of caring for this new little person’. Her new book Doodle Diary of a New Mom, is an ‘illustrated journey through one mommy’s first year,’ and it’s brutally, and hilariously, honest.

Gender scan

Welcome to motherhood.

Gender scan


The birth

Brace yourself.

The birth


Actual torture

It’s harder than it looks.

Actual torture


Small victories

And it feels nothing less than winning an Olympic gold medal.

Small victories


Sleep training

As baby drifts off, gently remove breast.

Sleep training


Breastfeeding in public

…bathroom.

Breastfeeding in public


A truly extraordinary poo

Ah, that first extraordinary, explosive poo.

A truly extraordinary poo


Having a baby doesn’t change you

But, you’ll still be you, just with a baby, right? Er…

Having a baby doesn't change you


Getting ready to leave

… are like packing for a week.

Getting ready to leave


The joy of long car journeys

When all nightmares become real.

The joy of long car journeys


Guests are coming

It’s cleaning time.

Guests are coming


Slice of homemade cake

It’s new fashion, Damnit!

Slice of homemade cake


Baby’s first smile

Pfftttttt.

Health and safety


Health and safety

Safety first.

Health and safety


And the rest of the day is your own

* night.

And the rest of the day is your own


Date night

Keeping expectations realistic.

Date night


How early is too early?

There is no such thing… Not anymore.

How early is too early?


Sweet dreams

Preparing for a new day.

Sweet dreams


Credits: Lucy Scott

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